6 Tasting Notes

drank Rou gui by Terre de Chine
6 tasting notes

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I got a sample from TFT and was very suprise by the quality and the complexity in flavor of this nice blended tea.
I did 6 steeping around from 15 up to 1 minute increasing the steeping time at each steeping.
the first two steeping was very mild with a little smoky, nutty and a bit buttery creamy note in aroma that reminds Jin Xuan tea (but that is all in comparaison) especially when the leaves starts to open after the second steeping.
The third and fourth steeping get more interinting as it develops some sweet flowery aroma combines with a very light spinach and mountain fog. The after taste last long and it’s very interesting.
A combination of the sniff in the gaiwan, a sip and the feeling of the after taste gives you a very enthousiastic feeling.
Very good and balanced tea indeed

Flavors: Butter, Flowers, Nuts, Smoke, Spinach

5 g 4 OZ / 130 ML

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I got this tea from DTH and I was suprise by the price (around 11€/ 100g)
At first when I open the package I saw the leaves rolls very small and tight. The smell from the package has nothing to do with “normal” Dong Ding oolong from Taiwan. It smells close to roasted Tie Kuan Yin with a merely scent of nuts, something that akes you feel strange if you have already tasted real Taiwanese Dong Ding !

When it comes to steeping, the tea doesnt develop any special flavour other then nuts and seaweed. The leaves doesnt develop much even after 2nd steeping + slight smell of dry and salted seaweed and a little bit smoky too. Nothing interesting at all.

I Dont even think this product comes from Taiwan and I surely wouldn’t recommend this tea not even to beginners.

Flavors: Almond, Roast Nuts, Salty, Seaweed, Smoke

185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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